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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown dwarfed the fundraising efforts of his rivals and raised substantially more cash than any other candidate running for governor, according to finance reports filed Friday. Brown's campaign reported that it had raised $813,000 in less than three weeks, more than three times what his closest competitor took in. "Wow," Donald Norris, chair of the public policy department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, said of Brown's haul. "That is stunning.
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Sports Digest | August 11, 2014
Para-swimming Jessica Long wins two individual events and a relay Jessica Long of Baltimore, a 12-time Paralympic champion, won the women's 100-meter freestyle S8 and 100 breaststroke SB8 on Sunday, the final day of the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena, Calif. Long also was part of the United States' women's team that beat Australia, 4:26.62 to 4:31.87, in the 4x100 34-point freestyle relay, the final medal event of the meet.
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NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
Looking at the Magothy River backdrop abutting Eagle Cove School in Pasadena, it isn't hard to imagine that teachers at the private prekindergarten-through-fifth grade school must have a difficult time teaching the meaning of the word "final. " Everything from the running water and the changes of seasons to the budding plants and growing animal life speaks of a continuum - a contrast to the fact that this past year marked the final days of the school's history. Eagle Cove School, which was founded along the Magothy near Gibson Island in 1956, is closing, a casualty of declining enrollment and dwindling funds.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
Don Scott will sign off for the last time Friday morning at WJZ -TV after 40 years at the station. Tens of thousands of Baltimore viewers have started their day with him for the more than three decades that he's been at the station's morning anchor desk. That's a run not likely to be duplicated by many in the new media world. And WJZ has consistently finished at or near the top of the ratings during that time. I talked with the 64-year-old broadcaster this week about his final days on the air in Baltimore.
NEWS
By JoAnna Daemmrich and Eric Siegel and JoAnna Daemmrich and Eric Siegel,Sun Staff Writers | September 6, 1995
Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke has raised $1.3 million in his bid for a third term, nearly double the amount of Mary Pat Clarke, but he has less cash on hand than his opponent for the final days of the hotly contested race, according to his latest campaign report.Mr. Schmoke reported a cash balance of $96,554, compared with Mrs. Clarke's $136,282, because he raised less money and also outspent his rival in the 19-day period that ended Aug. 17.While Mr. Schmoke collected $122,030 in cash and in-kind contributions, the two-term council president raised $162,634 during the same period toward a total of $753,717, their finance statements show.
NEWS
By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | June 18, 2004
Steven Oken's final days were carefully scripted in a 32-page state manual with eight appendixes. The state prison system's Execution Operations Manual establishes precise a sequence, starting 14 days before the death sentence is to be carried out, when an execution team is to be selected, through the hours after death, when a funeral director is summoned. In the dry language of a government training handbook, the manual - DCM 110-2 - lists, for example, preferred characteristics for a member of the execution team: "Ability to maintain confidentiality," "good moral character" and "professional appearance."
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2011
Ron Smith, who came to Baltimore 38 years ago as a weekend TV anchorman but found his greatest success on radio as WBAL's "Voice of Reason," died Monday night of pancreatic cancer at his home in Shrewsbury, Pa.. He was 70. Mr. Smith spent more than 26 years on WBAL's airwaves, most of it in the afternoon drive-time period until a move to mornings last year, passionately talking politics from a conservative point of view. But it is not his politics for which he will likely be remembered as much as the informed conversation he helped create on Baltimore radio — and the way he publicly shared his final days with listeners of WBAL and readers of The Baltimore Sun. On Nov. 28, after continuing on-air for more than two months despite having been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer that had metastasized throughout his body, Mr. Smith signed off at the 50,000-watt news-talk station for the last time in his signature straightforward, no-nonsense, radio style.
NEWS
By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 3, 2000
MILWAUKEE - George W. Bush's campaign drive through Midwestern states was sidetracked last night when he was forced to acknowledge that he had been arrested 24 years ago for driving under the influence of alcohol. Bush has been open about the fact that he had a drinking problem in his younger years but had resolutely refused to answer questions about what he called his "youthful indiscretions." The issue appeared to have faded from the presidential race until yesterday. "I am the first to say what I did was wrong," the Republican presidential nominee told reporters at his first news conference in more than three weeks, prompted by a televised report about the 1976 incident.
FEATURES
By MICHAEL SRAGOW and MICHAEL SRAGOW,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | April 21, 2006
Sophie Scholl - The Final Days commemorates a rare episode in Nazi Germany when the still, small voice of conscience rang out loud and clear. It's an authentic, harrowing tale of heroism. Except for his perplexing, stylized use of massive, sparsely populated architecture, director Marc Rothemund tells Sophie's story unaffectedly and powerfully. He and his screenwriter, Fred Breinersdorfer, deftly reshape the interrogation and trial records of a White Rose resistance member: a 21-year-old woman arrested and executed for distributing anti-Hitler pamphlets on a Munich university campus.
NEWS
August 7, 2012
With only a couple more weeks to go before the schools open, could those four Baltimore recreation centers stay open until then ("A Baltimore recreation center faces its final days this month," Aug. 2)? They may be aging but they are convenient and a place to get out of these very hot summer days! Anne Hackney, Parkton
NEWS
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown dwarfed the fundraising efforts of his rivals and raised substantially more cash than any other candidate running for governor, according to finance reports filed Friday. Brown's campaign reported that it had raised $813,000 in less than three weeks, more than three times what his closest competitor took in. "Wow," Donald Norris, chair of the public policy department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, said of Brown's haul. "That is stunning.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
Looking at the Magothy River backdrop abutting Eagle Cove School in Pasadena, it isn't hard to imagine that teachers at the private prekindergarten-through-fifth grade school must have a difficult time teaching the meaning of the word "final. " Everything from the running water and the changes of seasons to the budding plants and growing animal life speaks of a continuum - a contrast to the fact that this past year marked the final days of the school's history. Eagle Cove School, which was founded along the Magothy near Gibson Island in 1956, is closing, a casualty of declining enrollment and dwindling funds.
SPORTS
By Rich Scherr and For The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
A pair of upsets on final day of the regular season will go a long way in shaping the upcoming Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference baseball tournament. After starting Wednesday in a four-way tie for first place, No. 3 Archbishop Spalding wrapped up the league's No. 1 seed with a 3-2 win over John Carroll, earning the Cavaliers a first-round bye in the double-elimination tournament, which begins Friday. No. 9 Archbishop Curley locked up the No. 2 seed, and the other bye, by upending No. 2 Calvert Hall, the defending A Conference champion, 6-2. And No. 7 St. Paul's, which could've clinched the top seed with a win, instead fell back to the No. 4 seed after losing to unranked Loyola, 9-5.  The wild day set up a tournament schedule that looks like this:   Friday No. 6-seed Gilman at No. 3-seed Calvert Hall No. 5-seed Mount St. Joseph at No. 4 seed St. Paul's Monday Gilman/Calvert Hall winner at No. 2-seed Archbishop Curley Mount St. Joseph/St.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2014
Maryland lawmakers are poised to raise the minimum wage and decriminalize marijuana today as this year's General Assembly's session cruises to a close at midnight. Both measures are on the verge of passage, barring unforeseen last-minute snags, because of compromises forged in the final week. The wage bill, Gov. Martin O'Malley's top legislative priority in his final year, would gradually increase the hourly minimum pay for hundreds of thousands of workers from the current $7.25 to $10.10 by July 2018.
SPORTS
From Sun staff reports | June 8, 2013
The leading rider at the Pimlico Race Course spring meeting will not be decided until the last day, and Sheldon Russell, who sits atop the standings, will not even be at the track at the end of today's card to see whether he keeps the top spot. After 35 live racing days, Russell has 28 victories, three more than Xavier Perez. Apprentice Victor Carrasco rode three winners Friday to move into third place with 24 victories. "I have ridden some good horses this meet and am fortunate to be in the position to be ahead with one day to go," said Russell, who was limited to four mounts Friday because rain forced four races off the turf.
NEWS
By Nelson Coffin Baltimore Sun Media Group | May 21, 2013
The Class 4A-3A boys lacrosse championship between defending champion South River and Westminster was suspended Wednesday night due to lightning at UMBC. The game was slated to pick up where it left off on Thursday, with the South River leading, 8-7, and just over a minute remaining in the first half. The first sight of lightning prompted an automatic 30-minute delay. Just as the players returned to the field and play was expected to continue, lightning was again seen in the area, forcing the suspension.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2012
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch met with Gov. Martin O'Malley Tuesday morning but did not reach final agreement on the scope or date of an expected special session of the General Assembly to deal with the budget issues left over from the regular sesion that ended April 9. Raquel Guillory, the governor's press secretary, said the meeting was "productive" and that there was a consensus that the target date...
NEWS
by Annie Linskey | November 27, 2012
Hefty checks from Baltimore super-lawyer Peter Angelos and casino giant MGM Entertainment helped fund the critical final days of Maryland's campaign to legalize same-sex marriage, a new report filed with the state board of elections showed. The ballot measure -- Question 6 -- passed in Maryland by four percentage points. The first Maryland marriage certificates to gay and lesbian couples will be issued in early January. Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the main group supporting Question 6, raised about $5.2 million, according to the report.
NEWS
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2013
With most of the heavy lifting behind them, Maryland legislators will convene Monday for a final frenzy of lawmaking before the 2013 General Assembly session adjourns at midnight. Bills that could affect every dog owner and every driver who talks on a cell phone still await approval, as does legislation that would craft tighter rules on speed cameras, legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes and put new restrictions on government speed camera programs. Most lawmakers said these remaining issues and scores more will likely find resolution by the end of the day. "We're in pretty good shape," House Speaker Michael E. Busch said as his chamber adjourned Saturday afternoon.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2013
This time last year, the Maryland General Assembly was mired in anger and confusion. The House and Senate were feuding over taxes and casino gambling. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch were butting heads. Lawmakers were heading into the final day without even having passed the budget - the one task with which they are charged in the state constitution. It took two special sessions to clean up the mess. This year, legislators will begin the session's final day Monday having already passed an array of landmark legislation - repealing Maryland's death penalty, adopting one of the nation's toughest gun laws, raising the gas tax for the first time in two decades and signing off on a $1 billion plan to rebuild Baltimore's crumbling schools.
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